RICHMOND, VA (Sept. 15, 2010) - For the second straight year, members of the VCU men's basketball team accompanied Head Coach Shaka Smart in a trip to Jacobs Road Elementary School.

The group spent the afternoon talking, playing and reading with about 150-200 elementary school children. It was a reward for the children that finished their summer reading program.

"We always enjoy having Coach Smart and the players out to our school," Principal Myla Burgess said. "The kids get so excited and the players and Coach Smart always do such an amazing job of putting smiles on their faces."